When your job overwhelms or things don’t turn out the way you hope, get in the habit of bringing your awareness to the present moment. With regular practice, Micro-chillers (meditations that take 5 minutes or less) inhibit automatic negative reactions and reset the natural balance of your nervous system. Mindfulness—the peaceful and nonjudgmental observation of the present moment—is a form of self-care that inoculates you against career snafus.
Instead of attacking yourself or someone else when things fall apart, this intentional self-compassionate attunement trains your “happy mind” to take charge and override your reactive brain, guiding your thoughts away from negativity and rewiring your warring mind towards loving-kindness, positive emotions and empathy.
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